I Believe in You: Dr. Hurley Launches a Pay it Forward Campaign for Portals

February 7, 2018

Ahoy Challengers! Welcome to our second month of Portalmania!! I don’t know about you, but this has been like Noodle Day, Hanukkah and Christmas rolled in one for me. The only thing that makes me as happy as cats is, well, cat portals. Yeah, I know. I am planning to get out more in 2018. […]

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Peer-reviewed Portalmania for the win!

January 30, 2018

What happens when a respected scientific journal publishes a study suggesting that portalized cat housing will help keep down the rate of respiratory illness in shelter cats? Peer-reviewed Portalmania, of course! That’s just what happened when Million Cat co-founder Dr. Kate Hurley, Dr. Denae Wagner, and Dr. Philip Kass teamed up to research the impact […]

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How a little hole can help community cats

January 23, 2018

Portalmania for feral cats? You bet! When the Challengers at FieldHaven Feline Center in California let us know they were using portalized housing — two cat cages connected with a portal, allowing the cats to have more room and a greater sense of security — to reduce stress for feral cats, we were intrigued. We […]

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Cat portals: A tale of two shelters

January 21, 2018

Who wouldn’t prefer a two-room condo to a studio — especially if they had to eat, sleep, and use the bathroom all in one little space? That’s why we’ve invited Kootenai Humane Society Executive Director Debbie Jeffery and Dr. Cristie Kamiya, Chief of Shelter Medicine for Humane Society Silicon Valley, to share their incredible cat […]

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ICYMI: Webinar on how shelters can get lost cats back to their families, now on-demand!

January 16, 2018

Nothing’s more discouraging than reviewing statistics on how few cats get reunited with their families after they come into an animal shelter. Discouragement is definitely not the Million Cat message, so put that out of your mind and instead focus on the good news: Your shelter, your community, and people who have lost their cats […]

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5 benefits of portals for shelter cats

January 9, 2018

Portals aren’t just for sci-fi movies. They can be the greatest things for cats since the discovery of catnip. Portals are small passageways that convert single-compartment shelter cat housing to double-compartment housing. Here are five not-so-secret reasons why you should give portals a try in your shelter: 1. Portals allows shelters to better meet each […]

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